“They didn’t create chances, maybe two in the second half. De Gea made two or three great saves but in the end our performance was not what it should be.
“We weren’t calm enough, that is United’s style that is OK you need to have respect but be cool. That is not the way we want to play but I accept it we got a point, there are worse things in the world.It is a first clean sheet, so yippee.”
And Mourinho could not resist a dig at all the praise that has been lavished on Liverpool and Klopp.
“You like to say they are the last wonders of the world in attacking football but they also defend and think defensively.”
He defended United’s 35 per cent possession rate. “How many shots on target did Liverpool have on target today? Two. Two shots on target with 65 per cent of possession, you have to be critical of Liverpool. It is their problem, not our problem.”